Residential International Baccalaureate diploma
Students wishing to continue their studies in Switzerland should prepare either for the Swiss Federal maturity or the International Baccalaureate (I.B) diploma.
Founded in 1996, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School prepares local and international students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Since 2015, Haut-Lac proposes to their IB diploma students 5 or 7-day full board residency at the Chantemerle boarding campus. At Haut-Lac, students benefit from an internationally recognized curriculum. Beautifully located in nature, Chantemerle offers students a safe, nurturing and healthy learning environment with daily student support and permanent supervision.
The IB Diploma is a well-established, comprehensive educational platform that serves students extremely well for their future. The study program at the Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is intense and rigorous. Students are pushed to do their best, step outside their comfort zone, and grow in ways that will serve them well during their university studies. The holistic nature of the curriculum completes and balances out the intensity of the academics.
Residential Swiss Federal Maturite diploma
Students wishing to continue their studies in Switzerland can prepare for the Swiss maturity diploma.
The Swiss Maturity (also know as Matura) is an ambitious and demanding secondary education diploma that opens the doors to all Swiss Universities (Switzerland has its own excellent, highly ranked universities with very low fees) as well as most universities and colleges abroad. When US colleges and universities know the Swiss Maturité well, they seem to be big fans. An admissions officer from Harvard recently stated that (link), in the past few years, Harvard has admitted many students from Switzerland with the Maturité.
Chantemerle prepares students for the admission exams in Swiss public high schools that provides excellent, high school education with very low fees. Alternatively, Alphalif is a private day school in Lausanne that prepares students for the Swiss Private Maturite diploma.
Beautifully located near Montreux and Geneva, overlooking lake Geneva, Chantemerle offers maturity students a warm and nurturing family atmosphere with permanent Swiss residency, full board student support and supervision.